New installment of The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series this Tuesday, November 5th, at CULTUREfix! We have six scary-sharp readers lined up to freak you out. Drew Barrymore will be axed within the first five minutes and Manhattan will crown a new pumpkin queen. Remove your wig and join us for the best nonfiction reading series in New York City.
LINE-UP: Kate Manning, Thomas Page McBee, Jamil Smith, S.F. Green, Nathaniel “Natty” Adams, and Nina Sharma.
HOST: Kassi Underwood
DATE: Tuesday, November 5th
TIME: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Doors at 7.
STAGE: CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side. F train to Delancey; J, M to Essex; B, D trains to Grand
COVER: $5 (includes raffle ticket for prizes)
Follow us on Twitter: @FreerangeReads
KATE MANNING is the author of Whitegirl, a novel (Dial Press, 2002) and My Notorious Life, a novel (Scribner 2013), which “O” the Oprah Magazine called a “daring page-turner.” A former documentary television producer for public television, she has won two New York Emmy Awards, and also written for The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times Book Review, among others. She has taught creative writing at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan, where she lives with her boisterous family, including a dog named Moon, who walks her regularly.
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE is a “masculinity expert” for VICE and writes the column “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, TheAtlantic.com, Salon, and Buzzfeed, where he is a regular contributor on gender issues. Man Alive, his manuscript about violence, forgiveness, and what makes a man won the Mary Tanenbaum nonfiction award from the San Francisco Foundation and was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless literary prize. Thomas has given lectures about masculinity and media narratives at colleges across the country, and spent five years as the writer-in-residence at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. He is currently an editor at PolicyMic and at work on a book about forgiveness. He lives in Brooklyn.
JAMIL SMITH is the segment and digital producer for “Melissa Harris-Perry,” airing weekends on MSNBC. Bylines have appeared in Ebony and The New Republic. Previously a producer with MSNBC “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and contributor to the Maddow Blog. Formerly of NFL Films, HBO Sports, CNN, and the William Morris Agency. Three Sports Emmys on the shelf. Proud, wistful native of the Best Location In The Nation. Find him on Twitter at @JamilSmith.
S.F. GREEN’S essays have been featured in Guernica, Gigantic, Narrative, PANK, Paste, The Rumpus, Two Serious Ladies, and are forthcoming in Everyday Genius and other places. She’s currently working on two book-length nonfiction projects that she files under the temporary titles CREATURE and COMFORT and expects to take a pretty long time. She’s always had an exceptional memory, even if being a nonfictionist has taught her that sometimes the things she remembers so well are still wrong. She used to write and exist under her maiden name, Sara Faye Lieber, even though she was never a maiden. During the day, she works as a researcher for Women’s Health magazine, because she knows both women and health are interesting and important. You can follow and get at her on Twitter @sarafayre, if you want to.
NATHANIEL “NATTY” ADAMS is a New York-based writer and manager of the custom men’s clothier “Against Nature” on the Lower East Side. His first book, a collaboration with photographer Rose Callahan, is called “I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman.” Together Natty and Rose have traveled the world capturing men of exquisite style in words and pictures.
NINA SHARMA is a writer from Edison, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in Certain Circuits Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Ginosko Literary Journal, Big Apple Parent and Riffin. She recently was awarded a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her nonfiction. With Quincy Scott Jones, she co-created the Nor’easter Exchange: a multicultural, multi-city reading series. She is currently working on her first book, “Jumping the Jharu,” and attending Columbia University’s MFA in writing program.
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